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    Limit drag speed??

    At one time, clicking then dragging the mouse pointer just beyond the text editing area in Word or cell editing area in Excel would scroll up or down while selecting.

    It still works this way, but it scrolls too fast to be useful. I assume this is probably due to the speed of my machine now (1 Ghz) versus what I had when it last worked as I liked. Is there any way to throttle back -- perhaps a registry tweak?

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    Re: Limit drag speed??

    You can excercise some control over the speed as the further you drag beyond the edit area the faster it scrolls. If you are scrollong a large area, you can accelerate at the start, and as you think you are approaching the end, drag back towards the edit area. With a bit of practice it works Ok. Its very usefull in excel.

    Andrew C

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    Re: Limit drag speed??

    another way of selecting text or cells is to click at the start, then release. Using scroll bars move to the end, then hold down shift and click. This selects everything in between. This approach gives far more control. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Limit drag speed??

    Don't forget about using the Extended mode with F8: Click the cell to start, press F8 (you'll see "EXT" in one of the status bar boxes at the bottom of the screen), then scroll or navigate to the desired cell. Once you click the desired cell, the entire region between it and the starting cell will be selected.

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